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Michigan State redshirt freshman Riley Bullough currently tops the school's RB depth chart.

Bullough, the younger brother of senior linebacker stalwart Max, redshirted during his first season at Michigan State. He has big shoes to fill since Le'Veon Bell and his 382 carries from last season departed to the NFL. We aren't too optimistic about the Spartans' offense this season. Bullough has experience at linebacker, so at least he'll bring toughness to the running game.
Source: MLive
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Cardinals traded up with the Raiders and selected UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Arizona gave up pick Nos. 15, 79, and 152 to get their quarterback of the (very near) future. Sam Bradford will likely start Week 1 but obviously has a laundry-list injury history. Rosen (6’4/226) made 30 starts as a Bruin, going 17-13 and completing 60.9% of his passes at 8.0 yards per attempt with a 59:26 TD-to-INT ratio. UCLA ran a pro-style offense wherein Rosen made anticipation throws and ran traditional play-action plays, so he is advanced conceptually. His tape reveals a mechanically-sound technician with picturesque footwork and delivery, albeit with passing efficiency that dipped sharply on downfield throws and risk-taking tendencies that hurt his consistency. Rosen missed time with a throwing-shoulder injury as a sophomore and two concussions as a junior. Ideally, 21-year-old Rosen will get stronger and iron out his decision making. Long term, Rosen has drawn comparisons to Eli Manning and Trent Green.
Apr 26 - 9:17 PM

49ers selected Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

This is something of a surprise with the 49ers fairly set at tackle, but Joe Staley is entering his age-34 season. McGlinchey (6’8/309) was a three-year starter for the Irish, playing right tackle as a sophomore before guarding the blind side as a junior and senior. McGlinchey earned PFF College’s No. 2 offensive tackle grade in 2017, and No. 1 in run blocking. He also logged the highest Wonderlic score (37) among draft-eligible tackles. McGlinchey’s below-average core strength shows up versus bull rushers, however, and Notre Dame coaches reportedly believed right tackle was always his best position. McGlinchey does offer left tackle length (34-inch arms) and was a consistent executor throughout college. NFL.com O-Line guru Lance Zierlein compared him to Jared Veldheer.
Apr 26 - 9:12 PM

Bears selected Georgia OLB Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Smith (6’1/236) earned the 2017 Butkus Award as college football’s top linebacker, breaking out for a team-high 137 tackles (14 TFL) and 6.5 sacks. An instinctive, explosive off-ball linebacker who plays with more power than his size suggests, Smith missed just one tackle in all of 2017 and has immense value on passing downs, where he excels as a pass rusher and allowed just 5.7 yards per catch when targeted in his career (PFF). Smith is a cross between Lavonte David and Deion Jones with sideline-to-sideline speed (4.51) and an omnipresent playing style.
Apr 26 - 9:04 PM

Bills traded up with the Bucs to select Wyoming QB Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Allen's tweet controversy did not lead to a prolonged slide. The Bills traded the Nos. 12, 53 and 56 (both second-rounders) picks for the right to move up five spots and select whom they hope is their quarterback of the future. They are also receiving pick No. 255 in return. Allen (6’5/237) spent three years at Wyoming after transferring from JUCO, completing just 56.2% of his passes with a 44:21 TD-to-INT ratio and 7.8 yards per attempt with a 16-9 record. In 2017, Allen was beaten out for first- and second-team All-Mountain West honors by Nick Stevens (Colorado State) and Brett Rypien (Boise State). Per PFF College, Allen’s 2017 passer rating (127.8) crashed to 58.5 when pressured, one of the nation’s worst marks. Nevertheless, Allen combines cannon arm strength with dynamic mobility and drew comparisons to Carson Wentz during the pre-draft phase, testing out as an elite 82nd-percentile SPARQ athlete. A boom-bust project, Allen also offers a Bollerian/Lockerian floor.
Apr 26 - 8:59 PM

Colts selected Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Nelson (6’5/329) made 36 starts at left guard for the Irish, wrapping 2017 as PFF College’s No. 1 rated-overall guard and No. 1-rated run-blocking guard. Nelson has plus arm length (33 ¾") for an interior lineman and repped 225 pounds 35 times at the Combine. After watching his tape, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah deemed Nelson "the best run blocker I’ve ever evaluated." An intimidating, pancake-blocking presence who allowed just one QB hit last season, Nelson was compared to Hall of Famer Larry Allen by NFL.com offensive line guru Lance Zierlein.
Apr 26 - 8:50 PM

Broncos selected NC State EDGE Bradley Chubb with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Chubb (6’4/269) earned 2017 ACC Defensive Player of the Year in addition to the Nagurski Trophy and Hendricks Award, setting an NC State record in tackles for loss (26) as a senior after leading the nation in TFLs (22) as a junior. PFF College charted Chubb with 56 QB pressures in 2017, and he graduated with 26 career sacks. On tape, Chubb is a rich man’s Brian Orakpo with long arms (34") and 4.65 jets. Able to convert his speed into power, Chubb wins with physical strength and a relentless motor and projects as an immediate every-down edge player.
Apr 26 - 8:47 PM

Browns selected Ohio State CB Denzel Ward with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

This is a bit of a shock with NC State DE Bradley Chubb still on the board, but it is not a reach. Ward (5’11/183) rotated with Marshon Lattimore as a sophomore before exploding as a 2017 junior for first-team All-America honors with 17 pass breakups and two picks. Per PFF College, Ward allowed a stingy 35.1% completion rate in 2017 and 54.0 career passer rating when targeted. On tape, Ward showed dominant man-cover skills with fluid hips, lightning-quick feet, and blazing speed, and had a knack for forcing quarterbacks to make especially tiny-window throws to earn completions. He tested as a rare 98th-percentile SPARQ athlete in Indy, destroying the forty (4.32), vertical (39"), and broad (11’4") jumps. Be it in the slot or outside, Ward’s one-on-one matchup ability gives him the highest ceiling in this cornerback class.
Apr 26 - 8:40 PM

Jets selected USC QB Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Darnold (6’3/221) turned pro as a redshirt sophomore after making 24 starts for the Trojans, going 20-4 and completing 64.9% of his throws with a 57:22 TD-to-INT ratio at 8.5 yards per attempt. A gunslinger cross between Matthew Stafford and Tony Romo, Darnold’s biggest college drawback was his turnover tendency, throwing 13 picks with nine lost fumbles in 2017. Darnold has an elongated release and shoddy footwork, and would be the youngest starting quarterback in league history if he gets the Week 1 nod. Long term, Darnold is a higher-variance prospect with top-ten quarterback upside.
Apr 26 - 8:32 PM

Giants selected Penn State RB Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Eli Manning is in the twilight of his career, but the Giants have gone with the player they believe is the best in the draft. Barkley (6’0/233) dominated all three years as a Nittany Lion, averaging 6.52 yards per touch with 54 career TDs; 43 as a rusher, eight as a receiver, two on kick returns, and one as a passer. On tape, Barkley marries LeSean McCoy’s lateral explosion with David Johnson’s size and versatility. Barkley showed rare passing-game chops for a college back, leading all NCAA running backs in receiving yards (632) and yards after catch (644) in 2017, and excelling as a pass blocker. Barkley broke the Combine, blazing 4.4-flat and posting superhuman 99th-percentile SPARQ results. Like Johnson, Barkley is a better perimeter player than tackle-grinding inside runner, but an ideal fit for today’s game.
Apr 26 - 8:24 PM

Browns selected Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Mayfield (6’1/215) went 33-6 in 39 starts for the Sooners, finishing second in D-I history in passer efficiency rating (175.4) with a Big 12 all-time record in yards per attempt (9.8), a 131:30 TD-to-INT ratio, and 21 rushing scores. Per PFF College, Mayfield led the nation in QB rating under pressure in 2015 (117.4), 2016 (119.2), and 2017 (111.6). Mayfield has a play-fake-heavy, spread-offense background and lacks ideal height, but his playmaking ability is tangible on tape with plus arm talent and mobility. Only Josh Allen threw with more ball velocity at the Combine in this year’s QB class. Long term, Mayfield should fall on the Jeff Garcia-Russell Wilson spectrum. (Garcia had an underrated prime.) Mayfield will open his career behind Tyrod Taylor in Cleveland.
Apr 26 - 8:20 PM

Chris Balas of The Wolverine reports that Michigan junior QB Shea Patterson will be ruled eligible to play by the NCAA in 2018.

The report indicates that Patterson could be ruled eligible as soon as Friday. The former Ole Miss quarterback transferred to Michigan after the NCAA sanctions against the school, and he was appealing for a chance to play immediately because he was misled by former coach Hugh Freeze about the severity of the sanctions. It's huge news for the Wolverines, as Patterson is considered to be among the best quarterback prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft class, and flashes big-time ability in his time with Mississippi. It appears Jim Harbaugh has his answer at QB for 2018.
Apr 26 - 4:51 PM




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